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The cover of this issue of Aspect magazine is light blue with Aspect written in a block letter font. The cover page of this typed and stapled issue of the journal includes the table of contents for the eleven-page magazine.

The issue begins with an editorial by Edward J. Hogan, = “Violence: The Necessary Tool” and is followed with three poems: “For Elize,” by John Manifold, “The Crowd,” by Noelle Wright, and “Limerick,” by Edward J. Hogan. “Desire Under the Elms: An Unconscious Autobiography” is a summary and review by Mary Harrington of Eugene O’Neill’s 1924 play. The summary is taken from the esay by Matthew T. Conlin, “The Tragic Effect of Autumn Fire and Desire Under the Elms” published in Modern Drama (February 1959).

There are three additional poems : “Almost There” by Noelle Wright, “A Tree Did Grow” by Alice Nims, and “The Pope Cried, No” by Steve Kellogg , and “Seasons” by Noelle Wright.

The issue includes the sixth part of Edward J. Hogan’s “History Series” under the title “Edward Burke and English conservatism.” On the final page there is a poem by Edward J. Hogan, “The Terrible Two,” inspired by “Cream’s song ‘pressed Rat and Warthog’ and a real-life ‘terrible (ho, ho) two” as explained in a parenthetical headnote to the poem. The issue concludes with a “P.S.” from the editor that reads “My Mistake! I neglected to finish the footnotes for Mary Harrington’s drama article. They follow here:”

Publication Date

Summer 6-1969


Aspect / New View Publishing Association


Boston, Massachusetts


American Politics | Literature in English, North America | United States History

Aspect Magazine vol. 1, issue 4, June 1969